Weekend breakfast in Bukit Panjang for $2.50 … or less

By Ruth Loh Xiu
/ EdgeProp Singapore |
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Weekend breakfast in Bukit Panjang for $2.50 … or less
Photo Credit Screenshot via Burpple.com
Bukit Panjang is a mature residential estate in the West Region of Singapore with seven subzones, including Saujana and Dairy Farm. As of October 2017, there were about 121,000 HDB residents living in Bukit Panjang. There are numerous nature spots in Bukit Panjang : Zhenghua Nature Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve are just some of them. Thus making this place a good choice for a weekend walk. The best part is, how you can load up with good local food for a few bucks after a healthy hike through all that verdant greenery.

1. Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre

BUKIT PANJANG - The signboards at this hawker centre are bright and beautiful
The signboards at this hawker centre are bright and beautiful. Photo credit: Loh Xiu Ruth, Screenshot via Burpple.com
Sparkling clean is the first impression you get when you enter the building since the centre was only opened in August 2016. Not forgetting the funky signboards that give the hawker area a quirky feel.
BUKIT PANJANG - Colourful signboards give this centre a cool edge
Colourful signboards give this centre a cool edge. Photo credit: Loh Xiu Ruth
Despite this place looking newer and more modern than most shopping mall food courts, the prices here are deliciously affordable.
BUKIT PANJANG - Halal chicken rice for $2.50 tastes good before the first bite
Halal chicken rice for just $2.50. Just follow the tantalizing aroma of the roasted chicken and it will bring you to the store. Photo credit: Loh Xiu Ruth
There’s something for everyone here, from halal food to vegetarian meals. Both Bukit Panjang Chicken Rice, and You Xiang Teochew Noodle offer rather cheap and delicious meals for just $2.50. As a result they attract long queues for their delicious food. Definetely worth the long wait! So next time you're in the area don't forget to pop into any of these stores.
BUKIT PANJANG - Chili with a serving of rice and roast chicken
Chili with a serving of rice and roasted chicken. Photo credit: Loh Xiu Ruth
Where: 2 Bukit Panjang Ring Road, Level 1, Singapore 679947
Open: Mondays through Sundays, starting at 6am
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2. Choh Dee Place

BUKIT PANJANG - Choh Dee Place Food Review
Choh Dee Place food review. Photo credit: Screenshot via Burpple.com
Our next stop is the Choh Dee Place coffee shop, which offers what many online claim to be one of Singapore’s best Koka noodles (ke kou mian). Alas, the stall was nowhere to be seen. It turns out the Koka noodle stall is a little bit like Harry Potter’s platform nine and three-quarters—out of sight from the obvious. You’ll find the Koka noodle menu beneath a large sign shouting PORRIDGE. Very strange. Coffeeshop attendants then informed us the Koka noodle master injured his leg a while ago and has been out of action in the kitchen since May 2019. When he will return to helm the kitchen is unknown, so don’t travel to Bukit Panjang only to be disappointed by the closed stall.
If you’re here hoping to get a mouthful of bouncy Koka noodles and are disappointed, don’t worry—there’s Tim Sum at this coffee shop to fall back on for a Hong Kong-style breakfast or brunch. None of the headlined dishes costs more than $2+, and many dim sum dishes here cost less than $2. If you’re in the neighbourhood, why not have a try? Plus, the coffee shop is quieter and airier so if you want to have a morning conversation without straining your vocal cords, you can try Choh Dee.
Where: 163A Gangsa Road, Singapore 671163
Open: Mondays through Sundays, starting at 4am
Note: There’s a Choh Dee Place at Tampines and another one at Serangoon North, so make sure you check the GPS before you end up at the other end of our country.
3. Fu Yuan Can Shi 福园餐室
Fu Yuan Can Shi food review. Photo credit: Screenshot via Foursquare.com
This coffee shop across the street from Bangkit Road, is usually crowded on a Saturday morning. There are about seven people waiting in the long queue for Zheng Wei Duck Rice, which also sells chicken. You can get chicken rice for $2.50 and duck rice for $3. Judging by the number of people patiently waiting for their food, Zheng Wei’s is a worthwhile spot to have a late weekend breakfast. A longtime Bangkit Road resident says the chwee kueh is also famous and that the Indian stall makes amaze bombs mee goreng and bee hoon goreng.
Where: 259A Bangkit Road, Singapore 670259
Open: Google didn't display the hours, but this place is definitely happening on Saturday morning
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